Genetic Testing for Methylation

The body is complicated. Every substance that is eaten is modified and turned into the form your body can use.  How well your body can perform that function is highly dependent on your genetics. This once in a lifetime test will tell you specifically where your body may be deficient.  This test assess 5 different genes that are responsible for a majority of nutrient modification.

A defect in any one of these genes may have big downstream implications. When we are young- our body is able to amazingly adapt to these mutations.  But, as we age, we become less efficient at making up for these short-comings and begin to develop symptoms.

MTHFR Mutation

Master on/off switch for methyl synthesis in the body. This enzyme modifies folate and uses it for DNA repair, synthesis, and nitric oxide production. Wide reaching across all body systems. A defect may contribute to:

COMT Mutation

Responsible for down-regulating stress hormones such as dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and hormones. This mutation may cause too much hormone or too little- the brain and body want balance. A defect may contribute to:

AHCY Mutation

Located early in the methionine cycle which produces SAM-e and major methyl donor in over 40 different major reactions from DNA synthesis to lipid breakdown. Highly conserved and is found across all species from bacteria to mammals.  A defect may contribute to:

MTR and MTRR Mutations

Both genes are involved in the conversion of methionine to homocysteine. A gene mutation in these two genes can mean that proteins in the body may be negatively affected.

A defect in these genes may contribute to:

We will take a deep dive into your genetics and ensure you get a thorough understanding of how defects in these genes may be affecting you and most importantly how to fix it.

Only one test is needed in a lifetime and will help you give your body the supplements it actually needs.